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Kanzashi or Tsumami Zaiku Hand Dyed Flowers. by hanatsukuri Kanzashi or Tsumami Zaiku Hand Dyed Flowers. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 18 2 Mini Maiko Hime Leaf: Apprentice Geisha style hair by hanatsukuri Mini Maiko Hime Leaf: Apprentice Geisha style hair :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 21 3 Shibori Leaves (3) by hanatsukuri Shibori Leaves (3) :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 9 0 Scarlet Leaf Crown 02 by hanatsukuri Scarlet Leaf Crown 02 :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 11 0 Night Time Leaves (3)b by hanatsukuri Night Time Leaves (3)b :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 12 4 Peacock Kanzashi hand dyed silk bird. by hanatsukuri Peacock Kanzashi hand dyed silk bird. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 11 2 Peacock Kanzashi. Hand dyed silk hand painted clip by hanatsukuri Peacock Kanzashi. Hand dyed silk hand painted clip :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 6 0 Work in progress leaves: fall kanzashi in red. by hanatsukuri Work in progress leaves: fall kanzashi in red. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 21 8 Autumn Leaves and Moon Flower. Handmade kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Autumn Leaves and Moon Flower. Handmade kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 19 4 Modeling in Kimono: Grand white ume kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Modeling in Kimono: Grand white ume kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 36 11 Something Blue. Handmade silk Sakura Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Something Blue. Handmade silk Sakura Kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 41 5 Grand white ume kanzashi, the end of winter motif. by hanatsukuri Grand white ume kanzashi, the end of winter motif. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 38 0 Setsubun: oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi. Plum kanzashi by hanatsukuri Setsubun: oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi. Plum kanzashi :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 14 0 Happy Halloween Kanzashi: ghosts and pumpkins by hanatsukuri Happy Halloween Kanzashi: ghosts and pumpkins :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 28 17 summer sunflowers: hand dyed kanzashi hair flowers by hanatsukuri summer sunflowers: hand dyed kanzashi hair flowers :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 51 22 Peony and Dancing Crane Kanzashi. Tsumami Zaiku. by hanatsukuri Peony and Dancing Crane Kanzashi. Tsumami Zaiku. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 43 7
Handmade hair ornaments. :love:

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Regality by Soniartsy Regality :iconsoniartsy:Soniartsy 6 4 [P] The Necromancer by Soniartsy [P] The Necromancer :iconsoniartsy:Soniartsy 8 3 Cherry Moon by WithResin Cherry Moon :iconwithresin:WithResin 2 1 Avatar - Icon Brushes J02 by spacenewt Avatar - Icon Brushes J02 :iconspacenewt:spacenewt 73 4 Avatar - Icon Brushes J04 by spacenewt Avatar - Icon Brushes J04 :iconspacenewt:spacenewt 117 5
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Feature 003: Blossoms of Sakura and Cherry
I have decided to try and do a feature journal every 5 days to a week! It's a lot of fun for me to do and helps you out too. Even though I am not a pink-colour fan, for some reason I adore the look of cherry/sakura blossoms. They have this...delicate beauty about them. There were a line of these trees outside the house I used to live in and I remember they would always blossom for one week in late May, then those pretty flowers that used to rain down on my way home from school would vanish as quickly as they came. For me, they meant summer was coming, especially when the clear blue skies would shine light through these pink trees. It was a unique feeling. Thus this journal is going to showcase some of these flowers!
Like all my features, I will always add 1 - 3 of my own pieces to match the theme in question. Everybody wins. XD

Let's feature some of my favourite artworks that have incorporated cherry or sakura blossoms in a beautiful or amazing
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Kanzashi Flower by Maithutrangtv Kanzashi Flower :iconmaithutrangtv:Maithutrangtv 5 2
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Feature Time! [#5]
Quick little feature this time for a few deviations submitted to our gallery with under 60~ favs. Remember, don't ask to be featured- just submit to the gallery for a chance to be!
I love you by KaihaiiHome by IwalTdohE[R] Xander by justinnsmThe Manc by TheGrimMeanie:thumb670574080::thumb558696783:Take A Break by ChibiPyroAkidearest by AryannaDrawsFreeeeze! by ShyngyskhanAlexander Hamilton - Angelica and Eliza Schuyler by laoanKyouko Machi - Demi-chan fanart by lazy-TimeThe Amazing World of Gumball - Penny and Gumball by laoanHappy birthday to my favourite martial artist by GodOfBadWeather:thumb670805331:02 by s-rixAnimation - Yellow Shark [Link Below] by LauraRamirezWhite Ume Kanzashi: Senior maiko plum blossom by hanatsukuriLeather Tobacco Pouch Okami by ChibiPyroComision (Lexy-Catson) by Kaihaii:thumb652739535:Hope As Mirai Kuriyama [Commission] by Drikkzgesagt[Commission]Kae by Gobi-the-dog
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Don't Hang Your Head by indigoatmosphere Don't Hang Your Head :iconindigoatmosphere:indigoatmosphere 39 12 You Missed by indigoatmosphere You Missed :iconindigoatmosphere:indigoatmosphere 70 33 this is not a gift for an ordinary girl by starsinmyteacup this is not a gift for an ordinary girl :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 5 2 Rosemary Moth by starsinmyteacup Rosemary Moth :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 1 6 archangel zadkiel bracelet by starsinmyteacup archangel zadkiel bracelet :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 2 0 archangel michael bracelet by starsinmyteacup archangel michael bracelet :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 3 3 when they wander into their cage by starsinmyteacup when they wander into their cage :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 3 2 January Maiko by poppy4ever January Maiko :iconpoppy4ever:poppy4ever 22 10
These pieces are exceptional in skill, composition, or both. Often both. :D enjoy looking at these wonderful artists' work!

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Kanzashi or Tsumami Zaiku Hand Dyed Flowers.
A few designs I finished recently.

I do a lot more hand-dyed kanzashi than I do kimono fabric, but I also get the occasional cream/ivory colored piece, like the lotus in the back. :nod: it's so regal and pretty...but I also love dying things. The "bird of paradise" flower is a treasure--such warm yellows and complicated colors in such a small design makes it really fun to work with. :nod:

Made using "tsumami zaiku" techniques. Often called kanzashi in English, it's a craft that takes squares of silk and folds them into petals...

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Night Time Leaves (3)b
I made this the same time as my red leaves in 2015, but kept forgetting to post it here!

I love the look of the natural branch with leaves in the autumn, so with that for inspiration, I made these leaves, inspired by night time leaf viewing! :) (Smile) 

Upcycled kimono fabric~ I don't believe I have any more of this exact shade. But I can always look to see if I have a similar red!

Handmade hair pin. Heart
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hanatsukuri
Mei: Textile Artist
United States
Current Residence: an old uni in England. :)
Favourite genre of music: Rock, alternative
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Do let me know if you'd need a custom kanzashi for the new year or other holidays. :huggle: I'll be getting busy as December gets on its way, so let me know as soon as you can so I can make it in time for your deadline! :huggle:

I've currently got a small list of things I'm making for people, but I still have time for more.

In other news, check out :icontzarisans: for other kanzashi artists submissions, and a few tutorials~ 

Are there any particular kanzashi flowers you want to learn to make? There's also a survey going on for another month: goo.gl/forms/NzH9c4IPiAGwr1Zj2  it has 14 questions, and uses pictures to illustrate the choices. However, we won't be copying any of the pictures to make tutorials; we'll make all-new but traditional-inspired designs. :nod: 

Hope you're having a lovely weekend~

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:icondykroon-chan:
dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy birthday =)
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  happy greetings to you too~ 
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dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
You welcome =)
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  very kind of you~ 
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
I hope you had a wonderful day! :aww:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  Happy greetings  to you too! 
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christophf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
happy San Antonio day!
happy birthday!

thnx for a pet
greetings from Oberschlesien
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  

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